posted on Feb, 19 2007 @ 08:46 AM
1 - National Security. This always comes first.
2 - AMERICA first. That means if we need money for the poor in Apalachia, or the poor in the Baltimore, or the poor ____ (fll in the blank) then
America takes care of AMERICA first and we don't send billions of $$ in aid overseas.
3 - Infrastructure. Our bridges, roads, water systems, electrical grid ... all of it needs major work. The work on it will create jobs. The $$$ can
come from not sending 'aid' overseas.
4 - Finish the job in Iraq - sooner rather than later. Once the Iraqis are trained and can manage their own country we should ge the heck out and let
them take care of whatever happens. The country lines are artifically drawn over there .. If Northern Iraq (kurds) goes to Turkey, then fine. If
Iran tries to pick up part of Iraq .. then let the Iraqis defend themselves. Let the other Islamic nations figure it out.
5 - Cut funding and 'aid' to any country that does not support us in the United Nations. Cut funding and 'aid' to any country that has a
government that supports terrorist groups such as the radical islamic Wahabbis. No more aid to the 'palestinians' ... there are plenty of rich
Islamic countries that they can turn to for money. No aid to the Israelies (forgiven debts, reduced price weaponry, etc). They have plenty of $$ and
can buy whatever they need for their national security.
6 - Illegal Immigration - STOP THE FLOW. Build the wall. Put our troops on the wall. Send any and all illegals back to their countires of origin,
anchor babies and all. Make student visas for foreigners much harder to get. HARSH penalties for anyone who hires illegals. No free health care for
illegals. No free schooling for illegals. No drivers permits for illegals. No free ride on the backs of American tax payers for illegals. Insure
that we have plenty of armed border agents and that they are supported in every way - with weapons, with vehicles, with whatever they need and that
includes our SUPPORT when they end up having to use their weapons against armed illegals trying to enter this country.
7 - Fix the education system. No free rides for students that don't perform. Pass national standard tests to move on to the next grade. Fix the
schools and demand students respect the school and the teachers otherwise they are out (no doubt we'll end up supporting them in the jail system, but
at least the other students who want to learn will have a chance to with the bad ones out of the system). Federal financial help can come from the
money that we won't be sending out in foreign aid anymore.
8 - Alternative energy sources - stop dependence on foreign oil. Wind Mill farms can be off shore - no matter what stink the John Kerry's and Ted
Kennedys of the world make. There is no excuse for not having the South Western part of the USA on solar energy. There is no excuse for not having
wind mill farms. There are only 'big oil' criminals to blame for this one.
9 - Drill ANWAR. Alaskans want it done. States rights - they want it, they should be able to do it. America needs the reserve fuel even when we
go to total alternative energy sources. We will still need some oil, and it can come from ANWAR. Most likely there won't be an environmental
10 - Investigate big oil & pharmacuticals. Seriously investigate. Spend the $$. In the end it will be worth it to get their stranglehold off of us
all. Investigate the possible (probable?) problems with vaccinations. Mercury? Sterility? It's all there. Investigate, investigate,
investigate. And them report to the American public.
11 - Gay Marriage? - DO NOT TOUCH the Constitution. That is a States Rights issue, or perhaps a federal issue. But do NOT touch the Constitution.
12 - Do not privatize Social Security. BAD BAD BAD. Most people don't understand the stock market and for them to invest means that many will loose
everything and we will all end up having to support them anyways. Everyone should get social security benefits - no matter how little or how much
they made in their lives. How to finance this? Not sure. But that's the right thing to do.
13 - Gays in the military? They are already there. If the commanders in the field say it's okay then no more 'don't ask, don't tell'.
Edited to add 14 - Health Care ... Pennsylvania has a system, I think it's called CHIPS, that provides health care to poor children. This is a model
to look at for the entire country.
[edit on 2/19/2007 by FlyersFan]